The Australian Museum and Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) Digivol – Digital Volunteer – program is an Australian initiative which harnesses the skills of volunteers to help make a significant contribution to collection management and biodiversity knowledge in Australia and around the world.
Institutions and government agencies can set up digital projects using the Digivol website to enable volunteers to transcribe the records and make them discoverable and searchable for anybody who is interested in the content they contain.
At the City of Parramatta Archives, we're supporting a community of Parramatta Digivols to help us to transcribe records such as the Parramatta, Dundas and Granville historic Council meeting minutes that date between 1862 and 1945 in batches called expeditions.
As part of the City of Parramatta Archives Digivol project, thousands of handwritten pages of records in the collection have been transcribed and validated with the help of hundreds of remote volunteers, making available the important and interesting historical content contained within our records.
Please click on the links below to find out how to be a Digivol, or to view our completed expeditions. Along with transcriptions of our records, you'll also find some great fact sheets prepared by our volunteers that highlight entries in the minutes reflecting key social and historical events.
We'll be adding to this page regularly as expeditions are completed, so please keep checking back if a particular year or set of records isn't yet available online.
While digital copies of the original records from our Archives are not yet available to view on our website, you can make an appointment to access these items in our Research Library. You can make a booking by contacting us here.